Sawabi program, February 6

The Native Plant Society Invites You to a Program Titled Updated Plant Explorations in the Gunnison Basin, Colorado onMonday, February 6, 2017 
Sawabi, a chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, will host another program of the fall / winter season at 7:00 pmMonday, February 6, in the North Fork room (third floor) of the Pond Student Union building, lower campus of Idaho State University. 
The main program is titled Updated Plant Explorations in the Gunnison Basin, Colorado by Stephanie Zorio, a graduate student of Dr. Rick Williams. 
Stephanie resurveyed 125 of an original 200 transects in a variety of plant community types from 8,500 to 13,500 feet elevation in the Gunnison Basin that were originally done by Dr. Jean Langenheim 65 years ago. Comparison of the two surveys revealed that significant changes in species composition and abundance have occurred in the major plant communities. In addition, changes in the average elevation of many species reflect other studies that indicate plants are migrating to more favorable habitats.
Instead of beginning with our usual Family of the Month talk, a special treat will be a discussion of plant pollinators by Abby Stelzer, a young member of Dr. Holte’s plant keying class.  In addition, a few of her friends will present a “pollinator skit.” 
 
Refreshments will be available.
For questions, contact Stephanie at zoristep@isu.edu .